Coastal Zone Managemnt Act (CZMA)


Section 307 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) requires licensees to obtain a valid certification approved by the State to assure that project construction and operation will be consistent with the State’s coastal zone management program. FERC may not issue a license if the State, subject to approval by NOAA, determines that the project is inconsistent with that program.

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Federal Power Act (FPA)

The Federal Power Act, enacted by Congress in 1935, was the result of a long debate over whether the Federal Government should permit private interests to develop the hydroelectric potential of the waters of the United States, or whether it should reserve such development for itself for the public benefit.

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